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spent around half their lives living in the us are believed to have carried out monday's twin explosions which killed three and wounded more than one hundred days later they were traced in a fierce manhunt to soar one brother dead and the other critically wounded is now under armed guard and associates are going to look back at the week which kept boston in fear. mayhem took place here at an area still cordoned off at a sporting event that attracted tens of thousands of participants and thousands of spectators from all over the world two bombs went off just seconds apart from each other at the finishing line of the boston marathon the explosions were so strong to the second degree flying on rooftops ripping off people's lives leaving three people dead and over one hundred seventy five people injured despite all of the money the united states spends on security it was a surveillance camera of a department store that helped pinpoint the two brothers behind the tragedy several memorials like this one have been set up throughout the city of boston to remember
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the victims of the three people who died including an eight year old boy and two young women a twenty nine and twenty three year old over a dozen victims remained in critical condition for several days many of them needing follow up surgeries despite having between the two suspects lived in an apartment on the third floor of this building in cam bridge now they came to the united states the true brothers of chechen origin back in two thousand and two the younger brother joe hart became a naturalized citizen on september eleventh last year the older brother had a green card dreamt of joining the united states olympics boxing team to get a passport all of the people who knew them were shocked to find out that they're the suspects in the bombings but law enforcement officials are saying that they had indications from the russian government to look into the identity of the older brother to milan they did in fact bring him in for questioning back in two thousand and eleven to try to establish any possible links to extremist groups at this time
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they removed the older brother and of course now following the days after the bombings at the finishing line of the boston marathon law enforcement yet again tried to establish any possible links the brothers might have had with extremist groups after monday's bombings late on thursday afternoon the f.b.i. finally released photos of the two suspects the ended up coming out of their. fighting killing an mit officer hijacking a car releasing the person to whom that car belonged and got in a car chase with police the police officers said that the two brothers were throwing explosive devices out of their car and shooting over a dozen police officers wounded as a result eventually the older brother twenty six year old to milan got out of the car to continue the shootout with the police officers the younger brother stayed in the car ended up running over his older brother getting a win the car which he eventually abandoned and was able to get away on foot in the meantime police officers captured to marilyn and took him to this hospital in
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boston suffering multiple injuries this is where he died shortly after one thirty am on friday morning and unprecedented manhunt for joe hart continued for over twenty hours involving thousands and thousands of federal and local law enforcement officers were currently in watertown just several minutes outside of boston now law enforcement officials have established a perimeter in this area going from door to door trying to locate joe harz whereabouts where they ended up with finding him was just a block away from the area they were searching he was hiding out in one of the houses in this area in a dry docked boat a local neighbor in the person living in this area saw a blood trail and led police to the area where just car was hiding now a helicopter off the officials was also able using heat signature technology to locate joe hart hiding out in this boat even though he was covering himself up now
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it's important to note that a two hour standoff and shootout between police and the heart continued eventually we know that there was negotiating attempts because the officials were very interested in getting him alive eventually they were able to arrest him take him into custody following his arrest your heart was taken to. the same hospital where his brother died also suffering severe injuries he's undergoing medical treatment under heavy security and officials are saying that the legal proceedings against him will begin as soon as he's able to communicate after a week filled with tragedy shock fear and a mass lockdown of the city of boston has grieved out a sigh of relief that locals want to see justice and find out the motives behind the terror rocks that made so many question the illusion of safety they have been living under just as marty massachusetts. a suspect family claims to have been under f.b.i.
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surveillance for the pasta five yes' and refused to believe the young men carried out the atrocity travel to the north caucasus where the brothers parents now live to learn more about their background. that middle and sad and naive and amateur boxer who dreamt of representing his adopted country the united states he claimed to have no american friends but married a local woman katherine and they shared a daughter by contrast his younger brother john had a period well adjusted popular in high school and even won a college scholarship yet sadly they were revealed as the main suspects in the boston marathon bombings their father was the first to step up to claim his two boys who were set up i'm confident of my children's innocence and i'm not sure what how thought that we're only god knows no one in the household ever owned any weapons i think my children may have been frightened their mothers to be duds shared her biggest suspicion telling r.c.
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their her family was under constant surveillance raising the question why her sons were not stopped if they were supposedly planning terrorists in our house nobody talked about the caribbean my son printed on or got involved in bitterly years ago he was told by a b i like by five he knew that they knew what my son was doing they knew what action and what. we were going to how could that happen how could they they were conjoined we. never ever had this is not my two sons are in an ethnically chechen it's a nice family first moved from kyrgyzstan to dagestan the republican rush is north caucasus this is the house where the brothers parents live but now there is no one here it's not a nice family i voicing any contact with the media neighbors here are in deep shock
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at the news in disbelief that any of this happening to the saturn i family i know the brothers very well from the childhood we used to live in chechnya together i was the neighbor. then we moved here i know they couldn't have carried out the attack and they couldn't have been involved in it they spent most of their lives in the us studied the works that they didn't have any links with the hobbyists and other militants the youngest brother jihad on his space have the social network spent back to mansion at this school number one in my high school and none of those places where he used to study however here are very few people remember the title lives brothers. the family came to darkest on in september two thousand and one with the boys from the old style school then they apparently managed to get papers to leave darkest dawn so they left in less than a year they didn't spend a long time here and they didn't grow up. in search of a new line and new wimbish indeed three decades in the us so hard became an
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american citizen last year but in that time something or someone made the top of my brother's seemingly turned against the nation which gave them asylum and wish they'd spent the most significant part of their lives by jenna bush no artsy reporting from brushes that you stand republic. as we've been reporting russia apparently warned of the f.b.i. that one of the suspects was following radical islam but he was investigators apparently saw nothing suspicious former us federal agent coleen rowley explain to us why she thinks the case wasn't properly pursued. well there's those two are possible explanations here and maybe both one is there's this idea that when you're looking for a needle in the haystack the answer is to put more hay so they are collecting what data was the data massive data and innocent americans that's all part of this top secret america and actually it turns the feeling you can't call me in on the real
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critical pieces the other potential explanation is that you know that this idea terrorism is such a confusing concept because we have our terrorists and their terrorists it's that the definition is supposed to be our acts of violence against civilians for political purposes but you see this over and over where there that you us considers that there are good rebels and good freedom fighters at the very least the separatists in other countries are not considered as terrorists the lack of follow up that the f.b.i. has had is not unusual. the revelation of the boston bombing suspects in the region has led to a quick shift in american attitude towards the region archie dot com we have opinion on how the standard u.s. portrayal of chechen groups as freedom fighters changed the night to depict them
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now as for russia's militants. the boston marathon attacks were not the only tragedy to hit the u.s. this week a powerful blast ripped through a small texas town on wednesday after a fertilizer plant caught fire at least fourteen people lost their lives most of them emergency responders and almost two hundred were injured. in. a boat during the break i gave you very little if any of the explosion which is
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believed to have been an accident or flattened the entire neighborhoods in the town of west leaving several schools and a nursing home in ruins a spokesman for the texas department of public safety was at the scene and described what he saw. hard to tell you i was there i walked through the blast area are searching houses earlier tonight massive just like iraq just like the murray building in oklahoma city same chrono exploded so you can imagine what kind of damage we're looking out there that is asked is believed to have been caused by an ammonia nitrate or potentially explosive fertilizer stored at the plant in large quantities fears of a toxic leak and for the blast lead to mass evacuation but now people are returning to their homes there remains a question mark over how the plan to slip through the net of safety inspectors dr jeffrey patterson from the school of medicine at wisconsin university things federal regulations are protecting business interests at the cost of human life.
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there's been this montreaux that we have to deregulate we have to take away regulations so business can thrive and obviously we see examples like this or fukushima for example where when we do that we suffer the consequences in the end and so i think and we're seeing it with the environmental protection agency today where they are promulgating new regulations if there is a mother because she learned trouble that will allow all of the cleanup to be much more lax than it currently is and not force people to be moved out of the area because of radiation damage so there's this tremendous move. to to deregulate things to take away the powers of the e.p.a. and other regulatory agencies and i think that's a we're seeing now that that's a very dangerous precedent a little time to celebrate full event as well as new leader as he gets
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a rough ride from his rivals as we report when we come back. well. it's technology innovations all billy's developments from around russia we've got the future covered.
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international airport in the very heart of moscow. thank so saying with team making less money has taken the reins of power in one of the world's most all rich nations he was sworn in as venezuela's president on friday but it's been a rough start for the chosen successor of the late and with china this as as narrow a victory spot price election violence that left seven people dead the government blames the opposition for instigating the clashes with erupted when thousands of supporters of my dreams main rival took to the streets they demanded a total vote recount the country's top electoral body finally agreed to
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a partial audit but cautioned that the poll result was irreversible to lillian robinson a professor of sociology at california university says the protests might be part of an ongoing effort to destabilize venezuela. this is a new tactic on the part of washington another type of the owner none of which are going to order the news of the venezuelan opposition and generally the far right in america which along to washington the idea is you have to do struggles in this civilization campaign this is simply another talk to within that there's been diplomatic isolation economic sabotage power military activity the attempted coup d'etat in two thousand and two the merits of u.s. financing for the internal opposition including for property rights and for the organizations that he represents and so we see this. we often win this election which is very close and when the united states wants to get rid of the government in this case that would do the job the school did over most around an election it will launch violence and trying to create chaos and instability in the united
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states will not recognize the results and this is the be all pleased that this is an incredible the focus is on the part of u.s. foreign policy because we want to project total actions in which there was less of a fool because mexico's a close ally of the united states it's the us media that it was the result only groups that showed just by the position that this for your own sense is no moral authority whatsoever to talk about that there was sort of all actions even if a very devoted to does come famine might do us a victory the newly elected president will have trouble maintaining his preaches cessna's popularity that's an america. that told us about some of the challenge us think it tells us that there are real problems in venezuela and that mother will have a very short period in which she has to begin to address these issues or will have will have a confronting a crisis within his own party and among his own supporters he has to address head on the question of prying the question of inflation the question of infrastructure eliezer real issues that affect real venezuelans and although they felt the pain
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for job is a significant number also now begin to criticize and to see them mean to actually carry through and implement change i think we're going to see a continuation of venezuelans foreign policy i think there's a difference between criticizing us and being anti american i think will see a promotion of latin american policy the promotion of a multi-polar world that is the u.s. is not the dominant issue on their agenda they have relations with russia with china with europe with that with latin american countries and will see i think a continuity within that that's been part of the strength promoted by the chavez administration and my little recalled was the foreign minister in charge of chavez's foreign policy so i very much see continuity during this period. and we've got more analysis on what the pows charges landscape in venezuela could look like on r.t. dot com doma zatanna invasion section there where you'll find dramatic pictures from the recent protests that along with plenty of other stories waiting for you
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online. also on line five star fundamentalism take a look at how saudi arabia treats jailed al qaeda extremists to a spot rather than the cell r.t. dot com explains why the government is more into pampering than imprisoning terrorists. the checkered flag they come down on for me the ones behind the grand prix a razor which are just hours before it began so protests against the elite event to being hosted in the country it followed days of mass protests leading up to the race by activists angry that it was being used to mask the gulf condemns grave human rights abuses rallies for democratic reform ongoing for over two years often turning violent with more than seventy people killed on both sides a crackdown even extends to writing on twitter with the country's most famous human rights activist neville regev behind bars for posting and to govern messages i just
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put the boy to reports now on his struggle. not long before his imprisonment bahrain's most famous human rights campaigner was in london talking to another prominent activist and whistleblower julian a son so we came here to london's ecuadorian embassy which the wiki leaks founder has been calling home for some ten months now in order to have a chance about the man at the forefront of bahrain's pro-democracy struggle i began by asking assigns why he was so keen to invite me to be over a job for an interview on his exclusive r.t. show brave has one hundred thousand people. has one hundred fifty thousand twitter followers or is predominantly all the population growth. since you know the risks of a number of other activists are. screen time for. your regular. printer person time for instance right what's the most prominent voice for the brain it's
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pretty speaking to julian assange to be over job was unequivocal about his determination to fight for democracy in bahrain if you have a goal and if you believed you did just still so you'll recall. you will tell me your. difficulties and you know that the changes that you were fighting for it's been good four hundred years is not an easy thing to change to achieve those changes you have to be willing to pay a price and my that price might be your life for to be over a job that price has become is freedom three months after that interview was that he was sentenced to three years behind bars but according to a staunch keeping him in prison on the current charges is going to be increasingly difficult for the bahraini government. cartoonish form of despotism you don't resile to the same standard criticizing your authority it's hard for the people
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with that much courage because. you can't be cowed so i think it's long term prospects the court could amnesty international have labeled him a prisoner of conscience but unless the international community wakes up to abuses in bahrain there's little hope that maybe over jobs going to be tasting freedom any time soon ali boy see london's ecuadorian embassy. almost a half of the prison acing one time a ban on a hunger strike according to the u.s. military that number has risen by twenty five reaching seventy seven in the space of a few days the shop increase came shortly after clashes. erupted between detainees and guards who forced the inmates into isolation cells an apparent attempt to break the strike a visual that they can't have also acknowledged that seventeen the hunger strikers are being force fed and in hospital in addition to detainees have attempted to
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commit suicide by hanging themselves when i was up by r.t. about the situation in guantanamo a state department representative stuck to their fish a line that president obama remains committed to closing the facility but with no sign of any real substance towards doing that prisoners are being driven to desperation says former guantanamo detainee back. to be a will and i don't think the will exists certainly if you've still got people who want time and will eleven years since the invasion of afghanistan and there's no practical will to send them these individuals to places where they're supposed to have a basic normal life and i don't know when the will is going to come when still problems that were instituted at the time of bush not being cleared at the time of the hunger strike. is an action of desperation there you know very well in guantanamo but the only way you can get sure rights is by taking extreme measures do you view
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this is that the religious abuses are still taking place the prisons are still complaining about those things through the noise and even one of them has just recently written something through his lawyer in the american papers and when he talks about that you people are slowly killing us without establishing any evidence against us at all. let's not take a look at some other world news service sunday the number of deaths in the latest massive earthquake to hit china's sichuan province has now reached two hundred seven with over eleven thousand more injured the rescue operation is being hampered by traffic gridlock and aftershocks from saturday's six point six magnitude quake that disaster that struck the same region in two thousand and eight claimed really seventy thousand lives. thousands of people besieged new delhi police headquarters for second day over the rape and torture of a five year old girl a suspect been arrested but is the public anger at officials for failing to
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immediately investigate and the child was reported missing the incident is the latest in the string of violence against women to emerge in india since a brutal gang rape of a student on a bus last december. in the us was i was secured a bill allowing corporations to shake us the most personal data with the government has been passed by the house of representatives that's despite a veto threat from the white house the plans are supposedly aimed at tackling cyber terrorism but as enter blake reports raising the privacy concerns. aides for the white house actually said that we will recommend the president veto this legislation to sever intelligence and for sharing of protection act it's come under a lot of criticism by its opponents because they say that it does more than what the authors say it does now the authors of cispa they say that this bill will lead to businesses private companies google facebook and any internet provider these companies will be encouraged to share information with the federal government that
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will be used to track down and monitor and curb its cyber attacks aimed at the united states computers critics say that it puts too much of americans privacy at risk and that the right safeguards aren't there so in turn people would be sacrificing their privacy for a little bit of security when the bill was introduced back in february i believe one of the areas for the second time representative or one of the authors of the bill he said you know we can't have another nine eleven we can't have another terrorist attack it but if we do we will pass any law that needs to happen sure enough another congressman who actually got up and said well look what happened in boston these were bombs sure they weren't digital bombs but the next ones will be digital bombs so we need to come together for the sake of national security and do something and that's exactly why a lot of people have problems with this bill because the people who are touting it the people who are writing it are people that don't really understand the cyber security concerns and there's a lot of concern over who is coming up with this bill who is supporting it saying that you know boston would be reason enough to pass a cyber security bill is laughable to many people. coming up
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a mall and how the gold rushes powering the civil war in colombia and watch night. oh no who lazy bureaucratic and trivial censorship strikes again but this time in russia a bill has been signed into law that will put fines on individuals and legal and to these for using vulgar already in the media one major flaw of many with this is that they really don't know which words are going to be considered vogue or i guess these words are so awful that they cannot even write them down i'm not naïve there has always been and will always be censorship but this where word list is just
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silly there's a common expression on the russian internet that russian mainstream media could accept more and i was a sion of society russian t.v. does have all the bloody violent action movies as well as scandalous talk shows which are kind of more like freak shows and plenty of reality t.v. where young people pretty much act like subhuman animals in a cage they've got all that so the government is basically saying that if some guy on t.v. comes there are twenty people blooded limbs flying that that is totally ok for television unless they come out for bid swear while doing it you can show brainless materialistic dimwits sleeping and fighting with everything that moves on a reality show but if they say that one magic three letter russian word then it is over the line this is not a logical way to conduct censorship but that's just my opinion.
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the international airport in the very heart of moscow. for the past ten years colombia has welcomed foreign capital with open arms in his turn the new president juan manuel santos places mining at the center of his development model in bogota the independent expert clio hero denounces an incest race relationship between the multinationals and the colombian political class.


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